The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.
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  1. 1
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    - 2,589

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 9,835
    - 1,871


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 6,434
    - 1,997


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,489
    - 3,237


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,485
    - 2,779


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,600
    - 2,561


    The Shining

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  7. 7
    + 3,429
    - 2,256


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,556
    - 2,515


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,448
    - 1,754

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  10. 10
    + 3,527
    - 2,679

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,592
    - 1,995


    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 3,204
    - 2,134


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,667
    - 1,942

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,396
    - 1,905

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,849
    - 1,945


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,572
    - 1,936


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,438
    - 1,768


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  18. 18
    + 2,749
    - 1,937


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  19. 19
    + 2,533
    - 1,645
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  20. 20
    + 3,174
    - 1,684

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  21. 21
    + 2,749
    - 1,331

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  22. 22
    + 2,603
    - 1,927


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 2,170
    - 1,570


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 2,067
    - 1,519


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  25. 25
    + 1,026
    - 802


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  26. 26
    + 2,154
    - 1,316

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 2,059
    - 1,572
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  28. 28
    + 1,642
    - 1,273


    Gangs of New York

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  29. 29
    + 2,043
    - 1,335


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  30. 30
    + 1,826
    - 1,397


    Misery

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  31. 31
    + 1,628
    - 1,503

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  32. 32
    + 1,665
    - 1,208


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,738
    - 1,045

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  34. 34
    + 1,805
    - 1,172


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  35. 35
    + 1,552
    - 1,136


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 1,305
    - 953

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  37. 37
    + 1,485
    - 1,432

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  38. 38
    + 1,278
    - 957
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  39. 39
    + 1,499
    - 1,102


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  40. 40
    + 1,628
    - 1,182


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,637
    - 1,469

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  42. 42
    + 1,220
    - 810


    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  43. 43
    + 1,121
    - 1,009

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  44. 44
    + 1,330
    - 1,253

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  45. 45
    + 639
    - 315

    added by SMcM
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  46. 46
    + 1,123
    - 832

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  47. 47
    + 1,161
    - 1,072

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  48. 48
    + 1,251
    - 932


    Fight Club

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  49. 49
    + 1,163
    - 878
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  50. 50
    + 877
    - 503

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

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